Last spring, TJ Oshie had a metal plate inserted into his body after fracturing his collarbone during Game Four of the Capitals’ first-round series against the Carolina Hurricanes.
“It’s just the whole thing is metal now,” Oshie said. “I got a lot of metal in my body. I needed a plate for the whole thing, so she’s strong. Bunch of screws, so I am good. Ready to go.”
Friday, in the Capitals’ second game of the season, Oshie connected on the powerplay for his first goal since the injury and of the new season. After a long summer of rehab, this goal must have felt especially good.
Oshie scored 17:43 into the second period after Semyon Varlamov was unable to corral a John Carlson shot from the point. Diving to his knees, Oshie backhanded the puck past Varly for a pretty goal.
The goal gave the Capitals a 2-1 lead. Washington has powerplay goals in consecutive games.
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) October 5, 2019
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